Before St. Gregory Thaumaturgus was made bishop of his hometown and became a Church Father, he was just an ordinary law student in the Roman Empire. But then he studied philosophy near Beirut (Berytus back then) with Origen, and was converted to Christianity by his efforts.
So in this speech of leavetaking from his teacher Origen, St. Gregory Thaumaturgus looks back into the past and thanks his mentor for all his kindness and rigorous care.
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August 14, 2016 Subject:
Christianity and philosophy
This is a very decent early story of the training of Gregory Thaumaturgus by Origen in the third century. Maureen S. O'Brien did a great job reading it. Since its in the public domain I downloaded it and made a YouTube video of it.